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Many of us are always trying to reach the perfect weight and the ideal body, but what happens after we achieve our goals? When we succeed at something, we feel like we’re on top of the world, but soon the high wears off and the fear of putting that weight back on might set in.

Can I eat whatever I want now? How much can I eat? Do I need to keep exercising? Do I need to worry about diets at all anymore? I’ll help you answer some of these questions, but first, congratulations on reaching your desired weight!

First tip

Adult businesswoman having a break in a restaurant in Sydney downtown district.

Do not celebrate with a bowl of french fries or that bar of chocolate you’ve been craving for weeks. Stay focused; you’ve worked hard to reach your goal. Remember how great you feel when you make healthy food choices that will serve you in the long run.

If you’ve been following our tips, you know that being healthier means changing habits. If you’ve started eating natural foods and greens, for example, there’s no reason to go back to eating processed fatty foods now. Of course, a treat here or there will not kill you, but make sure you know what’s the rule and what’s the exception to the rule.

Second tip

Cheerful woman about to take a bite from her unrecognizable boyfriend.

Do not stop your diet plan entirely! Keeping your desired weight is just as important as reaching it. Lifesum can be a great help when it comes to planning your new healthy life.

With meal prep, the chances of being successful increase! (Editor’s suggestion: read more about Meal prep for success here). Remember that your old habits make you gain weight, then perhaps it is not the best option to go back to them…

Third tip

Sportswoman doing side lunges on a bridge.

Keep exercising! This is one of the most important tips. All your activities during your day help you maintain your weight, burning of calories. The quantity of food that you can eat during your day partly depends on how active you are. Specialists recommend at least two workouts every week to keep your weight. Also, the more exercise you do, the more calories you will lose, and you may end up eating a little more. If you’re having a period of less exercise, make sure you adjust your portion sizes accordingly.

Fourth tip

Shot of a young woman making a heart shaped gesture with his hands on a day at the beach

Love the skin you’re in! Make self-love a daily practice, and make sure your feelings about your body are not dependent on the way you look or how much you weigh. You are beautiful and healthy, so be proud of yourself and all the good things your a capable of doing for yourself.

Try Lifesum’s calorie intake calculator for weight maintenance.

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

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